Why White Glove?
End to end supply chain visibility has been a top priority for companies for years but it's still a challenging goal to achieve. How do you define visibility? Do you want visibility or reliability? Customers want to see instantly where their products are. Change of pace has increased along with the need to make smarter decisions faster.
As a result, "real-time" visibility is becoming more important. Listen to our VP of Business Development, Julian Duerschmidt and Adrian Gonzalez from Talking Logistics as they deep dive into the topic of visibility.
In the movie “The Wolf of Wall Street”, the main character is asked to sell a pen; most people immediately start thinking about selling techniques and words they can use to sell the pen. However, that is not the first question not even the second; it all starts with who is your customer? To understand the direction of the customer while also considering what is the intent of the pen? What is the customer’s main concern?
“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes” - Benjamin Franklin
Asia is a dynamic emerging logistics market. Having local resources and understanding local markets is critical to deliver supply chain optimization.
What differentiates a 4PL relationship with a 3PL? Vice President of Business Development for GEODIS’ Supply Chain Optimization line of business, Matt Lewis and Founder/Host of Talking Logistics, Adrian Gonzalez, discuss what companies should be looking for when pursuing a 4PL relationship. Organizations that are managing a complex global supply chain are often in search of partners with more leverage on logistics spend as well as looking to reduce complex procurement processes. Watch video for more on the topic!
Facing low prices of crude oil, companies need to reshape supply chains to get sustainable cost reductions and reach profitability in the mid and long term. End to end visibility in upstream, midstream or downstream portions of the business reduces substantially the inefficiencies, driving competitive advantages bringing you closer to achieving your strategic goals.
The good news for airlines
The International Air Transport Association (IATA) released the full-year 2017 data for global air freight markets showing that demand grew by 9.0% freight ton kilometers (FTKs). Almost triple the 3.6% annual growth recorded in 2016.
Freight capacity rose by 3.0% available freight ton kilometers (AFTKs) in 2017. This was the slowest annual capacity growth seen since 2012. Demand growth outpaced capacity growth by a factor of three.